Hot on the heels of Birmingham’s “Super Saturday” which saw the city host the South Africa v Samoa rugby world cup game at Villa Park, the opening weekend of Grand Central shopping centre and John Lewis, Style Birmingham, and the Big Weekender dance project, this weekend sees Selfridges LIVE + LOUD. After probably the busiest weekend in Brum ever, perhaps you thought this weekend the city may take it easy? Think again.
Selfridges are offering a host of free events, both in their Bullring store and offsite in collaboration with London’s Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), under the banner “ICA off-site”. You can party in store at special beauty, fashion and art events, on the dance floor with live music performances in store, or at their Digbeth ICA Off-Site. Participants include Fergadelic, Tim & Barry/Just Jam, Tyrone Lebon, Ben Sansbury, and Ashley Williams.
Digbeth ICA Off-Site
Tickets are required for some events and you’ll be able to find those, and directions, here:
- Fri 2 Oct: Tim & Barry present Tom of England: 8-12pm
- Sat 3 Oct:Exhibition opening hours: 11am–6pm
Just Jam present, Barely Legal, Crack Stevens, Scratcher, Tsunga, 8-12pm
- Sun 4 Oct: Exhibition opening hours: 11am–6pm
There’s also a whole host of activity in store, from a Michelin starred dinner in The Balcony restaurant (Thursday – you’ve missed it!), to a pop up Bollywood cinema. Some events require you to book, others are free and you can just turn up.
Beauty From Within: Thur 1 October, 5-9pm
“Today beauty is more than skin deep – it goes below the surface and combines with technology, nutrition and inner wellbeing to create real solutions for your lifestyle.
Join us to explore these exciting concepts with pampering treatments, a live DJ set by Yasmin Evans and exclusive treats from your favourite brands during an exceptional evening of extraordinary experiences. Including the opportunity to meet Beauty experts such as Nikki Cooper, founder of Innerme.co.uk and Lauren Armes, founder of Well To Do London.”
Tickets are £10 redeemable against beauty purchases on the night.
To book please call 0121 600 6718
Birmingham City University School Of Art: Thur 1 – Sun 4 October, throughout the day
Discover new and emerging talent from Birmingham’s creative quarter with the Birmingham School Of Art as they present an exciting programme of performances, installations and research projects for the city. Home on Level 1.
Itihaas Bollywood Cinema: Thur 1 – sun 4 October, throughout the day
Itihaas invites you to enjoy a taste of Bollywood, screening 20 minute Bollywood movie highlights and serving Bollywood style Street food creations. Foodhall on Level 1.
The pop up cinema daily film timetable is:
Maine Pyar Kiya – 12.40 until 1pm
Sholay – 1.40pm until 2pm
Mr India – 2.40pm until 3pm
Dilwale Dhulania Le Jayenge – 3.40pm until 4pm
Songs of Bollywood – 4.40pm until 5pm.
Tilbury Taxis: Fri 2 – Sun 4 October, throughout the day
Join Charlotte Tilbury’s backstage make-up artists in her Tilbury Taxis on Rotunda Square for a complimentary signature ‘Quick Trick’ makeover.
Rotunda Square, Bullring.
Jimmy Choo Cinderella Shoe: 1 – 4 October, throughout the day
See Jimmy Choo’s exclusive glass slipper design. One of only few pieces in the world! Shoes on Level 4.
Live Music Schedule: Sun 4 October, 12-4pm
Selfridges have teamed up with Punch Records to create a unique showcase of live music featuring the very best in home-grown talent. This locally owned, locally delivered music programme celebrates the next generation of UK artists making waves across the international music scene. Emerging artists include energetic rapper and female MC RoxXxan, eclectic soul/jazz artist Call Me Unique and upcoming artist Namiwa Jazz, all performing live sets throughout the day. Headline act, internationally renowned British soul singer Jacob Banks will be taking part in an exclusive Q&A session before performing an exclusive acoustic set.
The Art Room: Sat 3 – Sun 4 October, 1-5pm
For the first time in Birmingham, The Art Room is delighted to be able to showcase The Art Room practice using art as a therapeutic intervention for children and young people facing difficulties and challenges in their daily lives. The Art Room is hosting a series of interactive workshops, inviting children to experience how art can help them be creative and confident. Drop into a Workshop.